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#52 of 749 French in Nice
#84 of 1,474 Restaurants in Nice
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PRICE RANGE
£13 - £38
CUISINES
French, Mediterranean, European, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options

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Old Town / Vieux Nice
0.1 miles from Old Town
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Reviewed 6 February 2024

We were so happy to find this restaurant in old town Nice. Beatyful and very small restaurant hidden away a bit behind a corner, away from mainstream restaurants. Perfect friendly staff and we got a warm welcome . All dishes on meny are compleately homemade,...high skills in kitchen and Wines were noticeably handpicked by a sommelier who really understands the concept of the restaurant: perfectly prepared fresh food in season pluss traditional dishes that I m really craving when in France, like escargots, Fois Gras, duck rillette, gnocchies with sage pluss many more. Good quality food more on the rustic side needs wines that are able to compliment and match more traditional food high on taste level with fat, crisp, garlic, herbs the Provance, seasonal legumes. They have done an excellent job of putting together an compatibal wine list. Maybe most Wines are not to familiar for en avarage wine drinker. But I have a bit over the standard knowledge of wine and noticed they have absolutely criticaly hand picked the content of the winelist from more unkown french producers but from wellknown winemaking areas. Together this gives a Nice selection of Value for Money Wines, witch I absolutely love! So I urge you to try this restaurant, but its small so to book ahead is a great idea.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 28 December 2023

Sigh, our first night in France we went here. Had the foie, the duck, and escargot. I was very excited for my husband to try escargot in France after several misses in the U.S. the escargot tasted like rubber oiled in diesel. The duck had...interesting feathers on it that hadn’t been plucked. I was nevertheless determined to enjoy a French duck. However, as I cut into it, the meat was very dry. Even my favorite food foie was cold in the inside. If you must go, skip the duck and the escargot or go somewhere else entirely. There are so many lovely places we checked out in Nice. This restaurant almost turned me away from French food after loving it for so many decades.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

Beautiful small and intim restaurant with a lovely atmosphere and with the best service and lovely food. Will defenately recomend it further on! Lene w. Family ( Norway )

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023 via mobile

Do yourself a favour & give this quintessential French bistro a try. Excellent service lovely ambiance & above all the food was to die for & wine not shabby either 10/10 rating

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 April 2023

A lovely quiet restaurant tucked away in Old Nice. Beautiful ambiance and very attentive host. The food and drink were excellent.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 28 March 2023

Well, firstly I do not understand all the 5 Star reviews here, the owners of the restaurant must have a lot of friends. This restaurant is nicely decorated and romantic, so if that is all you want and you are so in love you don’t...care about the food then I recommend this resto. If you are more into the food, really give this restaurant a miss. Worst restaurant experience we have had in a very long time. I had the cod which was the tiniest piece of cod i have ever seen. It was so badly cooked that it was hard to separate the flesh. It came with a level tablespoon of mashed potato with a tablespoon of ratatouille. My partner had the driest duck in his life, and I can still see him searching desperately for some meat. We both left hungry and less 115€? Shocking. I think this is my first restaurant review I have done on the internet but I have to try and save other people from this experience. Mostly angry at myself for not sending both plates back but did not want to create a fuss in a small intimate restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 8 January 2023

We were lucky to find this restaurant when wandering around Nice looking for a place to eat. A few ladies were looking in from the window as we went inside, and I overheard them saying ”absolutely adorable”. And that is exactly what this small restaurant...is. Very intimate, like being in someone’s home. The owners are very friendly too, and there is an unhurried, very cozy atmosphere. They have a small seasonal menu of classic dishes. Most memorable dish for us was the chestnut soup, but everything was well made. The dishes are big enough, so you may want to skip lunch if you have dinner here. If you are looking for someplace romantic in Nice, this is it.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 15 November 2022

Tainted fish and meat, I am still sick. The carpaccio was so salty that I thought that anchovies were added on top that the chef denied. The tuna was of a grey color. I did not finish it. For the two dishes plus a glass...of wine I paid around 45 Euros. If you want to get sick got there.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 18 October 2022 via mobile

Very happy with our stop here while in Nice. A very cosy French restaurant, very welcoming and friendly staff who ensure all guests have a great time and enjoy very good quality food. Book via WhatsApp or their Facebook group and engage in direct conversation...with the chef/owner who was very accommodating with our requests. Highly recommended, we would definitely go back!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 29 September 2022 via mobile

We booked our table at 7.30 and arrived promptly. We sat outside and after 15 mins we received our menus. Another 15 mins passed and nothing. We went inside and and asked to be served. They said ‘2 minutes’. Another 5 mins passed and we...left. What more can I say ?More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 28 August 2022

We had a lovely night at this gem of a place in the Old Town. The staff are really friendly and attentive, the food is great and the ambience is delightful.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 13 July 2022 via mobile

This restaurant in the heart of old Nice was so fantastic! We had dinner & loved all the food. The cod was the best I had during our entire 3 week trip in France. The orange blossom panna cota is the most delicate & flavorful...I’ve ever had. The service was great. The ambiance was lovely. This is a hidden gem! We loved it & recommended it to other people who also went & really enjoyed their experience.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 July 2022 via mobile

The experience was not great, there was just one man serving who could not cope the the number of guests so we had to wait a long time for everything. The tomato tart was lovely fresh from the oven but the lamb main course was...a small potion and was like a bland stew, you had one and half tiny new potatoes and two French beans cut in half, when I mentioned it to the chef afterwards he said we should asked for more but why should we ! There should be a decent portion served in the first instance. Over priced and underserved that is how we felt on leaving. Will not be returning.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 22 June 2022 via mobile

My sister and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at this lovely small restaurant in Vieux Nice. We were greeted warmly by the host and the chef, who came out to the table to suggest appetizers and entrees to us. The decor of the restaurant is...very pretty and cozy and the food was exceptional. The wine that was recommended for us went perfectly with our meals. We felt like honored guests instead of customers - such a nice experience!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 29 April 2022 via mobile

Very cozy place with excellent atmosphere. Food was great and also good selection of decent wines. We had two nights in Nice and after our first dinner here we decided to come back.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Hi - not sure as I was not looking for a gluten free meal. I imagine not as it is very french style food in a traditional way. There are not that many gluten free restaurants that I know of here in Nice but sure there are... More
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